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Parkinson’s Community Meeting & Exhibition

7th September 2015,

Lewis Glucksman Gallery,

University College Cork, Ireland.


09.30   Meeting Registration

10:00   Welcome address: Dr Shane Hegarty, Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience, University College Cork.


SESSION 1: Living With Parkinson’s   

Chair: Dr. Shane Hegarty (Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience, UCC)


10:15     Margaret Mullarney (Move4Parkinson’s, Ireland), “Conversations that count”. 

10:35     Dr Jon Stamford (TheCure Parkinson’s Trust, UK), “Good Vibrations”.

10:55     Questions & Answers with Jon & Margaret.

11.05     John O’Neill (Move4Parkinson’s, Ireland), Poetry Reading.       

11:10     Refreshments

11.25     Professor Graham Allen (Department of English, UCC), Poetry Reading.      

11:30     Jennifer Grundulis (Clinical Assessment and Therapy Teamed Services Ltd), “Getting Your Voice Back: A Proactive Approach”.

11:45     Kilkenny Voices of Hope Choir (Move4Parkinson’s, Ireland), “Live Your Life”.

12:00     Brian Magennis (Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin), “Practical advice for day-to-day living with Parkinson's”.

12:15     Pat O’Dea (Move4Parkinson’s, Ireland), “Set Dancing for People with Parkinson’s”.

12:40    Lunch

13:40     Address by Paula Gilmore (CEO of Parkinson’s Association of Ireland).


 SESSION 2: Understanding Parkinson’s

Chair: Professor Aideen Sullivan (Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience, UCC)

13:45     Professor Tim Lynch (Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin), “Sometimes the diagnosis of Parkinson's is difficult”.

14:00     Dr. Graham Hughes (St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin), "Switching on to your Parkinson’s – the patient expert".            

14:15     Dr. Sean O’Sullivan (Cork University Hospital, Cork), “Impulsive behaviours and artistic tendencies in Parkinson's”.  

14.30     Questions & Answers with Professor Lynch and Drs Hughes and O’Sullivan.

15.00     Refreshments

 SESSION 3:  Challenging Parkinson’s

Chair: Dr. Gerard O’Keeffe (Dept. of Anatomy & Neuroscience, UCC)                   

15:15     Professor Maeve Caldwell (Trinity College Dublin), “The potential of stem cell therapy for Parkinson’s”.

15:30     Professor Aideen Sullivan (Dept. of Anatomy & Neuroscience, UCC), “Neurotrophic Factors for Parkinson’s”.

15:45     Dr. Denise McGrath (University College Dublin), “People with Parkinson's: Their Role in the Research Process”.

15:45     Meeting Closure, followed by Set Dancing Session with Pat O’Dea.


Living With Parkinson’s Art Exhibition Launch 

16.30     Address by Dr. Brian Sweeney (Consultant Neurologist, Cork University Hospital / School of Medicine, UCC). 






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